Good Man (album)

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Good Man
Ne-yo-good-man-cover.jpg
Studio album by Ne-Yo
ReleasedJune 8, 2018 (2018-06-08)
Recorded2016–18
Genre
Length56:47
Label
Producer
Ne-Yo chronology
Non-Fiction
(2015)
Good Man
(2018)
Singles from Good Man
  1. "Good Man"
    Released: February 8, 2018
  2. "Push Back"
    Released: March 30, 2018

Good Man (stylized in all caps) is the seventh studio album by American singer Ne-Yo. The album was released on June 8, 2018, by Motown Records, serving as the follow-up to his sixth album Non-Fiction (2015). The album was preceded by two singles: "Good Man" and "Push Back" featuring Bebe Rexha and Stefflon Don.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone2.5/5 stars[2]

Andy Kellman of AllMusic affirmed that Ne-Yo still persists with his "tried-and-true songwriting approach" which ensures that "not one song is poor", but felt that a majority of the tracks on the album fails to stand out; most "[blurring] into one another" and lacking distinction. He selected "U Deserve" and "On Ur Mind" as the notable hits on the record.[1] Elias Leight from Rolling Stone was unimpressed with Ne-Yo's decision to produce "safe" trap-based radio hits, which he deemed "perfectly of-its-moment; profoundly unmemorable." He wrote that Ne-Yo fails to "write his way out of the ordinary with another sterling hook" on his "standard-issue rap/R&B hybrids", nevertheless praising the "pan-Caribbean rhythms" on Good Man where "[Ne-Yo's] winning airiness returns."[2]

Track listing[edit]

Standard edition[3]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Catterpilars 1st (Intro)"Shaffer SmithNe-Yo0:41
2."1 More Shot"
3:50
3."LA Nights"
  • Smith
  • Ryan Martinez
  • Joshua Parker
  • Terence Jamiel Williams
3:54
4."Nights Like These" (featuring Romeo Santos)
  • Smith
  • Lukasz Gottwald
  • Mathieu Jomphe
  • Romeo Santos
  • Henry Walter
3:24
5."U Deserve"
  • Smith
  • Erik Norwood
  • Stacey Owens
Stacey "S.O.S." Owens3:45
6."Summertime"
  • Smith
  • Taji Ausar
  • Joseph M. Hill Jr
  • Stuart Lowery
 2:54
7."Push Back" (with Bebe Rexha and Stefflon Don)
3:41
8."Breathe"
  • Smith
  • Ray McCullough
  • Jacob Richards
  • Ray Romulus
  • Jonathan Yip
The Stereotypes4:03
9."On Ur Mind" (featuring PartyNextDoor)
  • MADE IN CHINA
  • Cirkut
3:22
10."Back Chapters"
  • Smith
  • Eric Bellinger
  • Curtis Wilson
  • Rochad Holiday
  • Curtis "Sauce" Wilson
4:10
11."Hotbox" (featuring Eric Bellinger)
  • Smith
  • Bellinger
  • Wilson
Curtis "Sauce" Wilson4:15
12."Over U"
  • Smith
  • M. S. Eriksen
Stargate3:28
13."Without U"
  • Smith
  • M. S. Eriksen
  • Green
  • Stargate
  • Maejor
3:14
14."Apology"
  • Smith
  • Bellinger
  • Darhyl "DJ" Camper Jr.
  • Devin Montgomery
  • DJ Camper
  • Montgomery
4:07
15."Ocean Sure" (featuring Candice Boyd and Sam Hook)
  • Smith
  • Gottwald
  • Samuel Jean
  • Walter
  • MADE IN CHINA
  • Cirkut
3:44
16."The Struggle… (Interlude)"SmithNe-Yo0:26
17."Good Man"
DJ Camper3:49
Total length:56:47

Notes

Charts[edit]

Chart (2018) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[6] 33
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[7] 17

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Good Man - Ne-Yo - Songs, Reviews, Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved September 11, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Leight, Elias (8 June 2018). "Review: Ne-Yo Can't Solve the Mid-Career R&B Riddle On 'Good Man'". Retrieved September 11, 2018.
  3. ^ "Good Man by Ne-Yo on Apple Music". iTunes Store (US). June 8, 2018. Retrieved June 10, 2018.
  4. ^ "Good Man (Deluxe) by Ne-Yo on Apple Music". iTunes Store (US). June 8, 2018. Retrieved June 10, 2018.
  5. ^ "Ne-Yo - Good Man (Target Exclusive) : Target". Target. June 8, 2018. Retrieved June 10, 2018.
  6. ^ "Ne-Yo Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved June 19, 2018.
  7. ^ "Ne-Yo Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved June 19, 2018.